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Conservatives Won Big at Supreme Court Even Before Kennedy Quit

Conservatives Won Big at Supreme Court Even Before Kennedy Quit

Even before Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, the U.S. Supreme Court’s term had become a conservative rout.
Former Roger Stone Aide Is Fighting Mueller Subpoena, Lawyer Says

Former Roger Stone Aide Is Fighting Mueller Subpoena, Lawyer Says

A former aide to Trump adviser Roger Stone is trying to fight a grand jury subpoena issued as part of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling, arguing the probe is
Jeff Bezos Just Did Trump a Big Favor on Drug Pricing

Jeff Bezos Just Did Trump a Big Favor on Drug Pricing

President Donald Trump has promised since his presidential campaign to drive down drug prices.
EU Pledges Greater Defense Cooperation as Trump Concern Looms

EU Pledges Greater Defense Cooperation as Trump Concern Looms

European Union leaders are planning to boost defense cooperation, amid doubts about U.S. President Donald Trump’s commitment to the continent’s security.
Former ICE Lawyer Sentenced for Stealing IDs of People Facing Deportation

Former ICE Lawyer Sentenced for Stealing IDs of People Facing Deportation

Seattle (AP) -- A former chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for stealing the identities of people facing deportation
State Department Report Cites Psychological Risks of Separating Children From Families

State Department Report Cites Psychological Risks of Separating Children From Families

An annual State Department report on human trafficking bolstered criticism of the Trump administration’s policy -- since suspended -- of prosecuting all adults entering the U.S. illegally from Mexico
Cost of Trump's Power Plan? Priceless, Like Freedom, Perry Says

Cost of Trump's Power Plan? Priceless, Like Freedom, Perry Says

The Trump administration is crafting a plan to keep old, unprofitable coal and nuclear plants running. The cost? Well, it’s subjective.
Why the EU Summit Is So Critical for Merkel

Why the EU Summit Is So Critical for Merkel

Jacob Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute senior fellow, discusses the significance of the EU summit. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
Melania Trump Visits U.S.-Mexico Border Again

Melania Trump Visits U.S.-Mexico Border Again

First Lady Melania Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday for the second time in as many weeks in a show of concern for migrant children as President Donald Trump attempts to crack down on
Leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea to Meet Soon, Ministry Says

Leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea to Meet Soon, Ministry Says

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea will meet soon, Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry said, the latest sign of thawing relations between the Horn of Africa nations at odds since a border war two decades
Trump Weighing Senator Mike Lee for Supreme Court Vacancy, Sources Say

Trump Weighing Senator Mike Lee for Supreme Court Vacancy, Sources Say

President Donald Trump has asked advisers their opinions about nominating Utah Senator Mike Lee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, according to three people familiar with the
Rosenstein Showdown Escalates as House Sets a Document Deadline

Rosenstein Showdown Escalates as House Sets a Document Deadline

The House approved a Republican-backed resolution demanding that the Justice Department turn over all remaining documents sought by congressional committees on the investigation into Russian election
IRS Nominee Says He’s Never Had a Client Under Audit for a Decade

IRS Nominee Says He’s Never Had a Client Under Audit for a Decade

Charles Rettig, a tax lawyer who is Donald Trump’s pick to lead the IRS, told lawmakers Thursday he’d never represented a client who has been under a continuous agency audit for a decade, as is the
Could Ireland Really Refuse to Build a Border After Brexit?

Could Ireland Really Refuse to Build a Border After Brexit?

What happens at the Irish border if there’s no Brexit deal?
May Gets World Cup Ambush Before Brexit Pitch Battle Begins

May Gets World Cup Ambush Before Brexit Pitch Battle Begins

With Brexit talks souring the mood and England playing Belgium in the World Cup, Theresa May was already entering a den of wolves when she arrived in Brussels for the European Union summit on
Watchdog to Investigate Zinke’s Land Deal With Halliburton Chair

Watchdog to Investigate Zinke’s Land Deal With Halliburton Chair

The Interior Department’s inspector general will review Secretary Ryan Zinke’s involvement in a land deal with a property development group backed by Halliburton Co. Chairman David J. Lesar, the IG
Italy Threatens to Torpedo EU Summit in Migration Standoff

Italy Threatens to Torpedo EU Summit in Migration Standoff

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte threatened to throw a European Union summit into disarray, a dramatic act of brinkmanship that set Conte against his fellow EU leaders and risked sinking Angela
Harley Riders Are as Politically Divided as the Rest of America

Harley Riders Are as Politically Divided as the Rest of America

President Donald Trump has said that Harley-Davidson Inc. customers are “very angry” about the plan to shift some motorcycle production out of the U.S. to avoid European Union tariffs imposed in
Microsoft Catching Up to Amazon in Security Clearances for Cloud

Microsoft Catching Up to Amazon in Security Clearances for Cloud

Microsoft Corp. is catching up to Amazon.com Inc. in obtaining federal security approvals, giving it an edge over other potential bidders in the Pentagon’s winner-take-all competition for a